Frank Sinatra wanted Woody Allen to stop bullying his former wife Mia Farrow after she got embroiled in a long custody battle with the legendary director.
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz has revealed in his new book ‘Taking the Stand’ that Sinatra personally called him to offer his help, the New York Post reported.
Dershowitz represented the ‘Rosemary’s baby’ actress in the case after Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi was discovered.
The lawyer wrote that Sinatra immediately got down to business, he told Dershowitz that he loves Farrow, as they were married, asserting that she was a great girl.
Sinatra said that Allen couldn’t be allowed to get away with bullying and he wanted to help Farrow.
Dershowitz said that when he told the ‘My Way’ hitmaker that he had it under control, Sinatra said that he wanted to know what he could do to get Allen off the legal case.
The lawyer added that, as he was aware of Sinatra’s tough-guy reputation, he nervously asked him to leave it to the lawyers, and that any approach to Allen would be used against Mia and would likely backfire.